Opticians Association of America Names Shire its State Leader of the Year

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America announced that Sue Shire of Michigan has been named the 2017 OAA State Leader of the Year.

Accessories Council to Hold 21st Annual ACE Awards on Aug. 7, Honorees Will Include Polaroid Eyewear

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council will celebrate its 21st annual ACE Awards, honoring individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories, on Aug. 7 at Cipriani 42nd Street here.

Optometry Giving Sight Announces World Sight Day Student Challenge Winners

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Friday, March 10, 2017 12:24 AM DENVER, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight announced that students from 30 schools of optometry and pre-optometry student clubs across North America, have raised more than $40,000 as part of the 2016 World Sight Day Student Challenge, to help fund the development of optometry in underserved communities throughout the world.

National Vision Inc. Announces Three Optometry Students as 2016-2017 Grant Program Winners

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Monday, March 6, 2017 12:18 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc. (NVI)—an optical retailer providing comprehensive, quality, affordable eyecare and eyewear—announced the grand prize winner and two runner-ups of its 2016-2017 Grant Program.

Silhouette Wins Best Stand Award at 100 % Optical

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 AM LINZ, Austria—Silhouette Eyewear announced that it has received an award for Best Stand over 25 meters squared at 100% Optical 2017.

Optical Women’s Association to Host Two NYC Events During Vision Expo East

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with two events in New York City—a Champagne Breakfast and Star Awards celebration, and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event.

CooperVision Announces Honorees for 2017 Best Practices

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has recognized 10 eyecare practices across the U.S as 2017’s Best Practices, the company announced. This new class of honorees was chosen after a nationwide search for eyecare practices that advance the profession through innovation, industry leadership and patient experience.

2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Event, Honoring Jobson’s Marge Axelrad, Sold Out

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has announced that all tickets for the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award event, honoring Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group, have been sold out.

ABB Optical Group and Paragon Vision Sciences Name Optometry Student Challenge Winners

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Monday, February 6, 2017 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, in partnership with Paragon Vision Sciences, announced the three winners of the Optometry Student Challenge—a program designed to support optometry students and foster the study of contact lenses.

Transitions Optical Names Winners of its Annual Transitions Innovation Awards

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The 21st annual Transitions Academy came to a close Tuesday night with great fanfare as Transitions Optical recognized top performing partners from the U.S., Canada and Latin America during a closing dinner and presentation of its Transitions Innovation Awards. The awards were presented to optical retailers and ECPs across five categories, and the winners were selected from a field of three finalists in each category.

World Council of Optometry Appoints Susan J. Chiles as Managing Director

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Friday, January 27, 2017 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO)—a non-profit membership association with a mission to support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach—announced the selection of Susan J. Chiles, MA, as managing director.

Bascom Palmer’s Steven Gedde, MD, Receives Straatsma Award

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Friday, January 20, 2017 12:15 AM MIAMI—Steven J. Gedde, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, part of UHealth—the University of Miami Health System, was awarded the 2016 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding residency program director in ophthalmology.

Essilor’s Independent Distributor Division Celebrates 2016 Award Winners

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—At Essilor of America’s national sales meeting, held here last week, the company’s Independent Distribution Division (IDD) recognized selected independent laboratory partners for outstanding achievements.

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation Announces Six 2017 Scholarship Recipients

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation has announced six recipients of its 2017 scholarships and the recipient of a “one-time Inspiration Award” that was added this year by the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander.

National Vision’s Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America Recognized by ICSC Foundation

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:18 PM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been recognized for their effort to provide eyecare to American youth by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation, which has awarded National Vision with the 2016 Retailer Community Support Award.
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